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Employer Meesho allows new parents to take gender-neutral leave

Meesho, a social e-commerce platform, has introduced a 30-week gender-neutral parental policy that enables all employees to take parental leave regardless of their gender, sexual identity or marital status. Bangalore-based Meesho wants to ensure that its employees are entitled to the same benefits that let them spend quality time with their children. Gender-neutral parental leave […]

Menopause Awareness Month: managing the menopause in the workplace

The menopause is a taboo subject, especially within the workplace. We know from research that those employees who fall in this demographic are, in general, treated negatively because of it. October is World Menopause Month, and 18th October is World Menopause Day – created to raise awareness and provide support to those going through it. […]

Interesting HR Statistics: Pay and Benefits

HR Statistics | Gender and Pay | HR Solutions

Gender Pay Gap The Royal Statistical Society has made 10 gender pay gap recommendations to improve the current reporting system, which it considers to be flawed in a number of ways. For example, many of the first round of reports contained figures that were self-evidently wrong, such as one employer who stated that the gender pay gap […]

How can we close the gender pay gap?

Gender Pay | HR Solutions

Back in July, the BBC found itself right in the centre of the UK’s gender pay gap debate. The corporation had published the salaries of its highest-paid employees, revealing the pay of some of its top earners. Examples included salaries of around £2.2m for Chris Evans and £1.75m for Gary Lineker. The revelations left the […]

Does the BBC top earners’ salaries list reveal its gender pay gap?

Salaries and Gender Pay Gap | HR Solutions

The BBC finds itself accused of discrimination, following the recent publication of its top earners salaries. The publication revealed a significant gender pay gap across that level within the organisation. This year is the first time the BBC has published the salaries of those who earned at least £150,000 last year. Radio 2 presenter Chris […]

Finance companies aim for third of senior roles filled by women

Female Employment | HR Solutions

Finance companies are hoping to have a third of senior management posts filled by women in the next five years. Firms signing up to the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, have set targets of 35% of management roles to be held by women. The current figure is 27%. The charter aims to encourage companies to […]

Are men more likely to be promoted into management

Women are less likely to be promoted at work and more likely to earn less than their male colleagues, according to data gathered by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Men also occupy more management jobs than women the higher up the business they go. In 2015 it was 40% more likely that men would be […]

Female students anticipate a £3,000 gender pay gap after graduating

Despite female students achieving better grades and the majority of university places, they do not expect to earn as much as their male peers after graduation, the start of the gender pay gap. Female students have said that they expect to make over £3,300 a year less than male students in their first graduate post. […]

Graduate employment on the rise but so is the gender pay gap

Gender Pay Gap | HR Solutions

The amount of university graduates that are working or have gone on to further study in the UK, has reached a record high. But a recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, has revealed that there is an increasing pay gap between male and female graduates – with male university leavers earning considerably more. […]

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